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Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - add this 11p vegetable to your dinner to slash backache risk
BACK pain could be presented by changing your exercise workout routine, and by changing your sleep position. But, you could also lower your risk of lower back pain by adding this cheap vegetable to your diet, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ResMed Succeeds with Tech, Then Hires a CTO
One of medtech’s most connected health technology companies has just hired its first chief technology officer. Sleep apnea device manufacturer ResMed credits its remote sleep-monitoring patient platform, AirView, with downloading more than 1 billion nights of sleep data. Patients can use the company’s smartphone app myAir to access their information. The company also crows about how those technologies combined with its CPAP machines and updated masks improve patient compliance with the therapy and the likelihood of that therapy being covered by insurance. How did it do all this without a CTO? Raj Sodhi, preside...
Source: MDDI - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

How to sleep: Remember to do this in the morning for a restful night's slumber
HOW TO SLEEP: Getting enough shut eye on a night can be difficult as we approach the peak of summer, with longer days and warmer temperatures. But crying out a particular ritual in the morning could bode for a more peaceful snooze. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a New Kind of Autopsy Is Helping in the Fight Against Cancer
After Keith Beck died of bile duct cancer last year, family members said, more than 900 people showed up to pay respects to the popular athletic director at the University of Findlay in northwestern Ohio. Many were former students who recalled acts of kindness during Beck’s nearly 30-year career: $20 given to a kid who was broke, textbooks bought for a student whose parents were going through bankruptcy, a spot cleared to sleep on Beck’s living room floor. But few knew about Beck’s final gesture of generosity. The 59-year-old had agreed to a “rapid autopsy,” a procedure conducted within hours ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JoNel Aleccia / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

How to live longer: Having a nap for this amount of time can help achieve longevity
HOW TO live longer: Quitting smoking, exercising and eating a balanced diet are obvious things to help a person achieve longevity. Scientists also say having a nap in the day is good for your health, and can prevent your brain from ageing - but the sleep should be for a certain amount of time and at a certain point in the day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: Experts
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Medical marijuana shouldn't be used to treat sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement. The group warned that the drug and its synthetic extracts haven't been shown to be safe,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cat who developed cancer is purring again after taking cannabis oil
His owner Jacek Matusiak, 35, from Burton, said: 'Putting him to sleep was imminent. He had two strokes, an enlarged liver, significant weight loss and tumour growth to the front paw pad.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - the best exercise to prevent backache revealed by Dr Dawn Harper
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your diet and by changing your sleep position. But, you could also lower your risk of lower back pain by doing this quick and easy exercise everyday, according to Dr Dawn Harper. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cat, who developed cancer, is purring again after taking cannabis oil
His owner Jacek Matusiak, 35, from Burton, said: 'Putting him to sleep was imminent. He had two strokes, an enlarged liver, significant weight loss and tumour growth to the front paw pad.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ATS Foundation and ResMed announce two-year research grant in sleep-disordered breathing
(American Thoracic Society) The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce its new ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Sleep-disordered Breathing and PAP Therapy. The award will provide funding for two years in the amount of $100,000, provided by ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD), a global leader in connected health with more than 4 million cloud-connected PAP devices monitoring patients every night. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation increases Alzheimer ’s protein
In a small study, losing just one night of sleep led to an increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts say relying on an alarm actually depletes your sleep
According to sleep experts, you should ditch your alarm clock because it depletes your sleep and also means that you don't naturally wake up at the correct point of your sleep cycle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reciprocal relations between parental problem drinking and children's sleep: the role of socioeconomic adversity - Kelly RJ, El-Sheikh M.
Reciprocal relations between parental problem drinking (PPD) and children's sleep were examined longitudinally, and socioeconomic status was considered as a moderating variable. At Wave 1, 280 children (Mage  = 10.33) and their parent(s) parti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Disturbances of sleep and alertness in Parkinson's disease - Videnovic A.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Sleep dysfunction is one of the most common non-motor manifestations of PD that has gained significant interest over the past two decades due to its impact on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How sleep problems contribute to simulator sickness: preliminary results from a realistic driving scenario - Altena E, Daviaux Y, Sanz-Arigita E, Bonhomme E, de Sevin É, Micoulaud-Franchi JA, Bioulac S, Philip P.
Virtual reality and simulation tools enable us to assess daytime functioning in environments that simulate real life as close as possible. Simulator sickness, however, poses a problem in the application of these tools, and has been related to pre-existing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Is'Blue Light' Really That Bad for Us? Is'Blue Light' Really That Bad for Us?
Marketers tell us that blocking blue light can improve our sleep and neurologic function. But what do the data show?Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

How to sleep: Simple ways to get to sleep in a heatwave
HOT WEATHER affects our sleep, as we struggle to drift off when the nights are warm and sticky. After near-record April temperatures, there are several things you can do to help get a good night ’s rest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doing something fun to decompress after work improves your sleep
While going straight home may involve more rest time, researchers at Oakland University found that is futile if you don't have a mental break to fill you with more emotions than just exhaustion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Want better sleep? Leave your work at the office
Your work-related stress is mental baggage that you must learn not to drag home with you. If you hold on to it, both your sleep and health will suffer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Why happy hour is SO good for you: Doing something fun to decompress after work improves your sleep
While going straight home may involve more rest time, researchers at Oakland University found that is futile if you don't have a mental break to fill you with more emotions than just exhaustion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Five easy exercises to treat the condition
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include widespread pain, poor sleep quality and fatigue. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but experiencing a stressful event, sleep problems and chemical imbalances may be factors. Sufferers can treat their symptoms through trying these exercises. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Five best exercises to fight the condition in women
FIBROMYALGIA causes widespread pain, poor sleep quality and fatigue. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but experiencing a stressful event, sleep problems and chemical imbalances may be factors. Sufferers can treat the symptoms through trying these exercises. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let it go: Mental breaks after work improve sleep
(American Psychological Association) If you've had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you punch out could net you a better night's sleep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Scientists develop new sensor that tracks everything you eat... and you wear it on your TEETH
(Natural News) Because of various technological advances, we now have gadgets and devices that can help us track anything from our heartbeat to our sleep patterns. Now, researchers from Tufts University have unveiled a new sensor that can be worn on teeth and records what a person eats or drinks in one day. The sensor can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Medical cannabis and/or its synthetic extracts should not be used for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement published in the April 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Ambulatory BP measurements, advanced practice providers, medical marijuana for sleep apnea, Barbara Bush's comfort care, and apixaban for cardioversion are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Dementia: Hallucinations and disturbed sleep could be symptoms of this form of disease
DEMENTIA can be a stressful and costly process for all those involved, so it is important to know what type of dementia is affecting the person with the condition. Dementia with Lewy Bodies is one of them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maltohexaose-based PET agent detects cardiac infections
A new PET tracer shows promise for detecting early-stage infections in people...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation PET tracer may predict depression treatment success Novel PET agent could advance neurological imaging Groups ask CMS to reconsider NaF-PET coverage ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women
Are menopausal vasomotor symptoms associated with increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea, independent of obesity?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Trees are not as sound asleep as you may think
(Aarhus University) High-precision three-dimensional surveying of 21 different species of trees has revealed a yet unknown cycle of subtle canopy movement during the night. The 'sleep cycles' differed from one species to another. Detection of anomalies in overnight movement could become a future diagnostic tool to reveal stress or disease in crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A nutritionist shares the best natural foods to eat for better sleep
(Natural News) Still tossing and turning in bed even if you’ve been trying your best to doze off? Time and again, studies have warned about the dangers of sleep deprivation, which affects 38 percent of Britons, mostly women aged 35 to 44. It turns out that the Brits are the worst sleepers, according to life... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Later Middle School Start Times Tied to Longer Sleep for Kids Later Middle School Start Times Tied to Longer Sleep for Kids
Starting middle school classes after 8 a.m. could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns
Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes mucus in the chest?
We describe simple, natural home remedies that can help to relieve mucus and inflammation in the chest. Here, learn when to see a doctor and how to use steam and homemade vapor rubs effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Timing Cortisol Therapy Could Improve Adrenal Insufficiency Timing Cortisol Therapy Could Improve Adrenal Insufficiency
Giving cortisol replacement therapy in a pattern that mimics normal rhythms of human secretion could result in better sleep quality and cognitive function compared with standard dosing, say UK researchers. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Excessive daytime sleepiness in Parkinson's disease: clinical implications and management - Shen Y, Huang JY, Li J, Liu CF.
OBJECTIVE: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is one of the most common sleep abnormalities in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), yet its multifactorial etiology complicates its treatment. This review summarized recent studies on the epidemiology, eti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The effect of sleep loss on dual time-based prospective memory tasks - Occhionero M, Cicogna P, Esposito MJ.
The aim of the present study was to deepen knowledge about the effect of a lowered vigilance state on time-based prospective memory (TBPM) performance. For this purpose 2 TBPM tasks (primary and interpolated), which shared a portion of the retention interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Quality During Menopause Tied to Increased Inflammation Poor Sleep Quality During Menopause Tied to Increased Inflammation
Middle aged women who get poor quality sleep have elevated levels of inflammatory markers, suggesting their risk for heart disease and other illnesses may be increased, U.S. researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

What Does Your Voice Say About Your Health? There & #039;s an App for That
Jim Harper knows that if his mother, who lives across the country from him, hears his voice on the phone she'll be able to tell within seconds if he hasn't been getting enough sleep or if he's coming down with a cold. That's what makes him confident that health information is present in the vocal chords, he told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees on Tuesday. Many experienced doctors also tend to pick up on vocal cues that contribute to their characterization of a patient's condition, but Harper said this information typically isn't integrated into healthcare in any kind of formal way because it is subjective. Different people ha...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Digital Health Source Type: news

Sleep calculator tells you what time to go to bed for body clock
Being woken in the middle of a sleep cycle, and potentially interrupting deep sleep, can make you feel groggy, but this calculator by a British interiors firm can help you time your sleep better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘My treatment could be faster’ Pensioner takes seven medications a day for multi-illnesses
PHILIP Bell, 73, takes at least seven medications a day for illnesses which could kill him at any moment. The married former healthcare worker from Anglesey, North Wales, has atrial fibrillation, osteoarthritis, Type 2 diabetes, an enlarged prostate, sleep apnoea and hearing loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPV/EHU researchers account for the complex symptoms of Angelman syndrome
(University of the Basque Country) A research group at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has managed to reliably identify the changes in the proteins altered by the UBE3A enzyme, responsible for Angelman syndrome. This disease causes problems in intellectual and motor development, epilepsy, difficulties in communication, and very few hours of sleep. Funding provided by the Angelman Syndrome Association has been a key factor in being able to complete the research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Middle school students should start school later, study claims
Starting school at 8.37am, not 8am, gave students an average 17 extra minutes of sleep a night and left kids more awake in class, the study team reports in the Journal of School Health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trouble sleeping? Just a few drops of this oil will help you to fall asleep fast
HOW to sleep is a question often wondered while lying awake in bed, when you ’re supposed to be asleep. If you’re struggling to get to sleep, try adding a few drops of this natural oil supplement to your pillow, to help you get a good night’s rest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Later middle school start times tied to longer sleep for kids
(Reuters Health) - Starting middle school classes after 8 a.m. could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Gets Darker In Sunlight
CBS Local — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new invention that may make wearing sunglasses a thing of the past. FDA officials signed off on the first ever transition contact lenses, which will get darker when the wearer is out in sunlight. “This contact lens is the first of its kind to incorporate the same technology that is used in eyeglasses that automatically darken in the sun,” the FDA’s Malvina Eydelman said in a press release. The agency tested the new lenses on 24 patients to make sure there were no problems with driving during the day and at night. None of the users repo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore Contact Lenses FDA Local TV Sunglasses talkers Source Type: news

Why light at night has long term risks for children
Exposure to bright light in the evening has been linked to poorer sleep, depression and cancer in preschool-age children, cancer research expert Richard G. 'Bugs' Stevens explains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news